I don't use coupons!?!? The story of a non-frugal husband

I am dedicated to making my blog a personal journey of savings as much as I am to helping others save money. So, I think I should tell you that my husband does not use coupons! Go ahead and gasp or laugh, it is truly ironic.


The Thrifty Guide to Coupons - Part Five

Hi fellow frugal friends! Today is yet another addition to The Thrifty Guide to Couponing! I am very happy to say that this post is on how to use coupons...your last step.
So you know the coupon policies, you know where to get coupons, and how to organize them so don't you think it's about time to get in the stores and use them babies to start saving $$! I do!


Easy-peezy Side Dish: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

It is Tuesday and that means anything goes on The Nifty-Thrifty Lady! I wanted to share a go to side dish in the fall and winter months for my family. I have to tell you before hand it is not all that healthy it is just a wonderfully scrumptious and easy recipe that I had to share! Baked Macaroni and Cheese! So your probably thinking this has been done, and your right it has. However, this macaroni can be thrown together in under 10 mins and all of the ingredients are most likely in your fridge or pantry.not to mention the whole dish can be made for under $5.00 if you keep milk, butter and cheese on hand!


Pumpkin Patch Accomplished!

A Ward Family Tradition is to go to  Reynolds Farm every year. For $5.00 a person plus the cost of a pumpkin you can do all kinds of fun fall things. They have hay rides, hay mazes, three huge slides, corn mazes, a duck race, play area, plus tons more. This year our wonder friends The Martins joined us, they have two adorable little girls. I thought I would share a movie of our time there today with all of you! Enjoy!


The Nifty-Thrifty Guide to Coupons- Part Four

Hi fellow frugal follows (that is a mouth full!) if you have been following along with this coupon series we are on week four. We have already discussed Coupon Policies, Where to find coupons, and How to organize coupons, if you missed any of these just click on the name and it will take you directly to the post. This week we are going to talk about coupon lingo or what your coupons mean.


Update: Operation Christmas Child

It is almost that time to turn in your shoeboxes! Did you accept my challenge? There is still time if you didn't. If you are new to The Nifty-Thrifty Lady I challenged everyone to fill a shoebox for a child in need using only coupons or great deal finds and find a local organization that was taking donations!

Do Not Be Anxious About Life: Relaying on God to Provide

It is Tuesday and that means anything goes! I should start out by saying if you look at my site for deals and coupons this post may not mean much to you...however it is the prime example of why I have chosen too live thrifty and with-in my means.


The Nifty-Thrifty Guide to Coupons-Part Three Organization

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today we will be talking about Coupon organization and there was just to much to type so I am posting my first Video! Please leave comments or feedback! I hope you enjoy.


Simple and Cheap"SPOOKY" Halloween Craft

Halloween is coming and I am always trying to come up with cheap and nifty decorations. This project is
simple enough to let your kids help!


Can Picky be Cheap?

How to stay on budget with picky eater
I love my son to death and I love my husband to death but their eating habits are...well...terrible. I never thought of this in a frugal way until I was creating my Family Staples List one day.



Hi Friends, It is just me, Jen.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The mornings are crisp enough for a nice comfy sweater and the afternoons are warm enough to run forever and not get hot and sweaty. The fall air cleanses the earths palette, the trees shed their leaves, and animals migrate to new homes. New beginnings is what fall is about and nothing could be more graceful and beautiful in doing so. Fall is also a visual reminder of God's awesome powers. He creates breath taking sunsets and makes the ground a collage of red and yellow leaves. He graciously gives us food to harvest. Fall is also a time to reflect and be close to family. A time to pick your own pumpkins, ride on some hay, get lost in a field of corn, eat homemade applesauce, and give thanks over a hot turkey. There is not one thing I would change about fall. I am ready to make some great new memories .